Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor

 

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Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961, Seattle)[1] is an American bluegrass, jazz, and country violinist, fiddler, composer and music teacher. O'Connor has received numerous awards for playing and composition.

As a teenager he won national string instrument championships on the guitar and mandolin, as well as the fiddle. His mentors include Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson[2] who taught O'Connor to fiddle as a teenager, French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli[3] with whom O'Connor toured as a teenager, and guitarist Chet Atkins.[4]

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Highlights10

Heroes
 
Heroes is an album by Mark O'Connor, in which he plays duets alongside his childhood violin heroes, including Jean-Luc Ponty, Benny Thomasson, Byron Berline, Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Gimble, and others.
The New Nashville Cats
 
The New Nashville Cats is a country album by Mark O'Connor, in conjunction with a variety of other musical artists.
Hot Swing!
 
Hot Swing is a live swing jazz album by Mark O'Connor, Frank Vignola and Jon Burr.
The Fiddle Concerto
 
The Fiddle Concerto is an album by Mark O'Connor.

Photos - Mark O'Connor52

Popular Albums32

Album Appearances & References41

Song Appearances & References3

Musical Group References1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers25

Other Music-Related Relationships3

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Videos7

Spotify - Albums & Singles63

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On37

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts12

Affiliated Locations3

 
 
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